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Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 9th century
Date of Inscription: 2006
Location: Europe, Germany, Bavaria
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Description: This medieval town, situated on the Danube River in Bavaria, holds various fine buildings that testify to the local trading history and to its profound local influence as of the 9th century. It has managed to maintain two millennia worth of remarkable historic structures, among them ancient Roman, Romanesque and Gothic buildings. Regensburg’s character is still marked by tall buildings, dark, narrow lanes, and strong fortification, providing a taste of 11th - 13th-century architecture – including the market, City Hall and Cathedral. The town’s buildings consist of medieval Patrician houses and towers, a great number of churches and monastic ensembles and the Old Bridge, which was built in the 12th century. The town is equally noteworthy for the remnants that bear witness to its affluent institutional and religious history, having been one of the centres of the Holy Roman Empire that converted to Protestantism. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Regensburg (also Ratisbon, Latin: Ratisbona, originally Castra Regina, meaning Fortresses on the Regen river) is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the capital of the Bavarian administrative region Upper Palatinate. The large medieval center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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